Amu: A new film directed by Shonali Bose

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Official selection at the Toronto, Berlin and AFI film festivals, and winner of the FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique/ International Federation of Film Critics) award, Shonali Bose’s movie Amu releases on May 25th in select theatres in New York Citybefore embarking on openings across the US.

While the movie opens with the story of a young Indian-American girl’s foray into her adopted past in India, its main subject matter is the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of Indiaat the hands of her Sikh guards in 1984. As a result it has had its share of controversy as noted in the publicity materials – “Hailed by renowned director Mira Nair as “courageous, honest, [and] compelling,” Bose’s provocative film comes to the U.S. after its controversial run in India, where it was censored for its brave indictment of the Indian government’s role in the Delhi riots that followed the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Sikhs.”

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